What’s creative non-fiction? What’s an essay? What’s the point of all this writing? These are the questions swimming around in my head right now. I began last month with a burst of energy and inspiration. I got out a bunch of books from the library and immersed myself in the genre of creative non-fiction. At … Continue reading What Is Creative Non-fiction?
My name is Ataria Rangipikitia Sharman and I am one of six Māori writers who have been selected for Te Papa Tupu. I am also a tangiweto. How do I know this? Well … I cry. A LOT. But how is this related to the writing journey that I am so excited to be a … Continue reading Tangiweto
When Te Papa Tupu ended on Friday, 3 December at a hui held at the offices of Huia Publishers in Thorndon, it felt more like the closing of one process and the opening of another than an ending. We were welcomed warmly into the HUIA whānau, and Robyn Bargh explained their kaupapa of nurturing writers, … Continue reading Beyond the Ending
A few Sundays back, we went to the Art Show in Wellington, and I bought a picture. A small black and white print by Joe Wright of a figure standing on this very precarious base of branches like a kererū nest, holding a megaphone up to the sky, and out of the megaphone comes all … Continue reading Larree Makes a Stand on Unsteady Ground
Years ago, I had a career change from commerce to cooking. My first job was in a restaurant called The Ubiquitous Chip in Glasgow. Quite quickly, I determined their menu was too big, too many choices and too many ingredients piled onto the plate, smothering and confusing the flavour of the primary fare, be it … Continue reading Planning a Story to Relish